SSI Neil Ashley visited Mr. Bulling again on the 27th of January and found him in good form. He has graciously granted us access to more photos of his time as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer.
SSI Neil Ashley is an enthusiastic Military Historian, especially in Wiltshire and Cadet-related articles. So some of the things Mr. Bulling had told him, didn’t tally up with local historical records. Over time facts, dates, and memories can simply be forgotten or misplaced in our memory banks. As Mr. Bulling is in his 90s, this can certainly be understandable.
He confirmed various points from last time including the fact that he had intended to join the ATC but got on the wrong bus ending up at our Larkhill Detachment. He joined as an adult in 1944 after failing to get into the army due to flat feet. Amongst the latest photos are his Cadet ID Card and his Medical Card showing his classification by the Army as Grade 4.
In June 1947, he was awarded the Certificate for Outstanding Service to the Army Cadet Force by the Director of TA & Army Cadet Forces